With Katherine Weaver
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The Weekend Intensive is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience around a theme, offering a variety of experiences adding diversity to the improviser's repertoire.
TERM 4: Open for enrolments!
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd December
NAUTICAL ADVENTURES with Patti Stiles
Nautical adventures will focus on the great legends and lore from the sea. Maritime stories of heroism, tales of great deeds, quirky superstitions, fantastic creatures, the human relationship to the sea and sea voyages, and the psychological struggles of the individual in the hostile environment of the sea. Enter the world of adventure, omens, haunted islands and accursed ships, Davy Jones’s locker, mermaids, sirens, Neptune & Poseidon and other Greek & Roman mythology.
The stories will be brought to life through improvised storytelling and improvised set creation (snogging).
About, about, in reel and rout
The death-fires danced at night;
The water, like a witch's oils,
Burnt green, and blue and white.
The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
(BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE)
Pre-requisites: Students need to have completed Spontaneity and Narrative Technique or have equivalent improvisation and performance skills. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
About Weekend Intensives
Themes alter through the year and could be focused on any of the following:
- Short form: How to play the game, ask the audience for suggestions, explain the game, and perform it.
- Narrative Long form: Discovering a wide range of long format structures such as linear and non-linear narratives, directed long forms, thematic and genre work.
- Concept-based Long form: Delve into formats such as Armando, Harold, City Life, Stuck In The Middle to name a few. These are long forms in structure and time but are not necessarily focused on a complete story.
- Improvised Song: A special weekend course focused on improvised songs and musical scenes. Exploring song structure, musicality, and how songs fit into scene work.
What you will learn:
- Understand the format structure, aims, and objectives
- Explore what it is like to play the format
- Work on advanced concepts specific to the intensive
- Shaping the format for performance
- Improvisation skill enhancement and development
There is no formal feedback to students for this course.
Note: Impro Melbourne workshops are for ages 18 and over.
Dates & Times
Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm